Food Truck Break-Ins Leave Business Owners Stunned


    A string of food truck break-ins have multiple law enforcement agencies looking for the person responsible. 

“They just wanted to destroy,” Owner of Kinley’s American Bistro Sheena Owens said. 

Sheena Owens owns Kinley’s American Bistro food truck in Fayetteville. 

“I’m the beginning, middle and end,” Owens said. “I’m everybody all at once.”

But her one year anniversary of being open was quickly ruined. 

“I was heartbroken,” Owens said. Just to see it all, I was like wow.”

Someone shattered all her windows, stole around 100 dollars, and left the inside completely ransacked. 

“At that moment, I lost my faith,” Owens said. “I lost my strength and I was like whoa. How am I going to pick up and start over from here?”

Owens was out of business for about a week.

As a single mother of two children, this is lost time and money she couldn’t afford. 

“I have a pretty heavy load and when then to deal with this I was just absolutely done.”

Kinley’s American Bistro wasn’t the only truck that was hit. Six of the seven food trucks near Lake Fayetteville were also victims

“When they finally got into the trailer, my wife goes: the trailer is a complete mess,” Owner of TK Chinese & Thai Hot Foods Tong Xiong said. “They used a fire extinguisher and spray the top of the trailer and all down the walls.”

City Pump Food Trucks in Rogers were also broken into this past weekend. 

Rogers Police say the investigation is on-going. 

As for Owens, she says she’s here to stay. 

“God just makes me stronger,” Owens said. “Yes it is a set back, but I know I’m going to be set up for something amazing in the future. I can feel it.”

Collectively, the damage and money stolen from the food trucks adds up to thousands of dollars. 

Food truck owners at the Lake of Fayetteville location plan to add surveillance cameras to the entire property to prevent further break ins.

Fayetteville Police are also investigating the incident. 

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